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cyanamide

[sahy-an-uh-mid, -mahyd, sahy-uh-nam-ahyd, -id]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a white, crystalline, unstable, deliquescent solid, CH2N2, usually produced by the action of ammonia on cyanogen chloride or by the action of sulfuric acid on calcium cyanamide.
  2. (not in technical use) calcium cyanamide.
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Also cy·an·a·mid [sahy-an-uh-mid, sahy-uh-nam-id] /saɪˈæn ə mɪd, ˌsaɪ əˈnæm ɪd/.

Origin of cyanamide

First recorded in 1830–40; cyan-2 + amide
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British Dictionary definitions for cyanamide

cyanamide

cyanamid (saɪˈænəmɪd)

noun
  1. Also called: cyanogenamide (ˌsaɪənəʊˈdʒɛnəˌmaɪd, -mɪd) a white or colourless crystalline soluble weak dibasic acid, which can be hydrolysed to urea. Formula: H 2 NCN
  2. a salt or ester of cyanamide
  3. short for calcium cyanamide
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